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OldBones-Larry

Rampage !!!!

Posted by OldBones-Larry Dec 28, 2018

I awoke early this morning in a very foul mood. Sand fleas, ants, or some other little biting creatures had invaded camp. To top it all off, a scorpion decided that I needed to be stung!!

That is what brought me fully awake!!

We had been on the trail of some raiders that were destroying things along the trail when we made camp last night.

I told the porters this morning after what had happened during the night to either get rid of the creatures that were biting, or burn the blasted camp down and replace everything!!!!

I saddled up and resumed tracking. I was told that they were very close and I wanted to catch them.

After an hours ride, I found them and ambushed them.

They were captured without any shots being fired. 

We tied them all together and I sat down to try and decide what to do with them.

I had one that appeared to be one of the leaders brought to me.

Normally I would have stopped the bedoins from being too rough in their questioning, but, as I was still in a very bad mood I let them have free rein.

When the questioners saw that I was not going to stop them, they became rather cruel in their tactics to get answers.

After a few hours of questioning several of the captives and getting the same information from all of them, I told the men to take them to the old ruins deep in the desert and leave them there. I told them to make sure that the captives didn't leave the place. 

These old ruins are now inhabited by a colony of vipers. I know that if my men drove the captives in that none of them would leave the place.

I am now heading to where the trail is damaged the most to make repairs. 

I sent word to the Sheik of the hiding place of a group of Ol' Nic's crew. He will take some men and clean that bunch out so they will not be harrassing travelers any longer.

Keep traveling my friends. The land at the other side of NML await you. The water is sweet and the food is filling. 

I suggest everyone makes Carp's Cave their first stop. I can't say what the menu will be, but the food is great. I know the Scorpion Stew is the best I have ever tasted. Maybe they will have some Cobra Shish - Ka -Bobs on the menu when you are there.

I leave you now with these words ....

One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.

Larry the Caravan Master

OldBones-Larry

Another Update

Posted by OldBones-Larry Dec 27, 2018

Sorry I have not blogged for a while.

I have been trying to get things moved and some things just aren't working out well.

The movers got my bed moved to the new place, so I had to go with it as a regular bed just doesn't work anymore.

I am now living in one place and my lady friend that is to move with me is still at the old apartment.

I did get the titration done for my PAP machine on the 30 of Nov.

The place called yesterday to set up a time for me to come get it yesterday.

If I heard the lady correctly, I will be on a BPAP machine w/ Oxygen plugged in to it.

I will be going this coming Monday to pick it up.

I can't wait to start getting some restful sleep for a change. 

I am so very proud of all our quitters here and the great job they are doing. Keep stacking those days and traveling that trail to the other side of NML where there is freedom from Sickorettes.

Those Death Sticks have never done a good thing for you and are better left behind.

Take your journey as all journeys must be done.... One step at a time.

Remember what this old Caravan Master has said for the last several years .....

One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.

Larry the Caravan Master

OldBones-Larry

Success !!!!

Posted by OldBones-Larry Dec 4, 2018

Late yesterday I received a report that a band of thugs was working on a trap for travelers through NML.
I gathered a party and rushed to the area. We found them working away and they had no idea that we had arrived.
The Sheik and I studied the terrain and determined the best plan to follow.
We rushed in and began trying to capture them. They fought back with a vengeance after they realized they were under attack.
The battle went back and forth for quite a while with injuries on both sides.
The Sheik led a party around to fall on the rear of their party. When he attacked, he discovered that their leader was there. After a fierce fight, they captured this guy.
We finally forced them to surrender.
Though they begged me to take them with me, I left them to the tender mercies of the Sheik and his Bedoins. I am very sure that these guys will enjoy their stay in his camp.
The trap they had been setting was dismantled and the parts destroyed and broken up.
I arrived back at the mountain this morning. I will drop into Carp's Cave and see what's for breakfast.
I must then finish loading the caravan that is returning to the trailhead with supplies. We will also stop and resupply each oasis along the trail.
Travel safely and watch closely for any trap that might be laid along the trail.
One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be,
Larry the Carvan Master

OldBones-Larry

Sleep Study

Posted by OldBones-Larry Dec 3, 2018

Last Friday I visited my neurologist. I was there to check on the results of my latest sleep study.

I finally slept long enough to get a great reading. Five hours of data later, I am diagnosed as having Obstructive Sleep Apnea. 

I had plenty of episodes of apnea and Oxygen desaturation to warrant a PAP machine. At one point I dropped to 74% saturation. 

The RLS has been treated very well with medication and was non-existant on this study.

I will be going back to the center this Sunday night to titrate a PAP machine. I should have mine here at home by the end of the month.

To those traveling NML, remain strong and be wary of the traps Nic and his bunch have set out there. Trust your camel as she will know the path across the desert.

To those just beginning your quit journey, trust in yourself and the support of those that have gone before you. We are all ready to give aid as needed. 

Wishing all safe travels.....

One step, and then another, will get you to where you want to be.

Larry the Caravan Master